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Become an Integration Trailblazer today by completing the Integration Champion trail on Trailhead.

Integration is often the bottleneck keeping organizations from digitally transforming. Data is necessary in order to achieve digital transformation — but that data lives in thousands of systems and apps — slowing down innovation. 

Companies are facing increasing consumer expectations and shifting market conditions — creating demand for data integration projects. In fact, 92% of IT leaders say their companies’ integration needs span beyond IT to encompass a wide range of business functions — from HR to business analysts. Every function depends on connecting applications, data sources, and devices for their day-to-day work. 

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To accelerate digital transformation, integration must move beyond the four walls of the IT organization. Self-service integration by IT’s counterparts across the business is now critical to ensure connectivity so the organization can move faster. 

This is why MuleSoft is unveiling its Integration Trailblazer trail — a learning module that will help you build foundational knowledge on the business value of APIs and integrations.

Who is an Integration Trailblazer?

Integration Trailblazers are lifelong learners of any background — technical and non-technical — who want to learn about integration, API-led connectivity, and the API economy. They are innovators who identify as developers, architects, Salesforce admins, or individuals across sales, marketing, operations, finance, and other business functions. 

Integration Trailblazers recognize integration gaps and seek to transform end-to-end customer experiences as well as internal operational models. They are pioneers, innovators, and advocates who encourage their organizations to leverage the power of APIs and integration to become the leaders within their industries. 

What you’ll learn

On this trail, you’ll learn what it means to have an “Integration Mindset.” There are three modules which will take about an hour and a half — all of which are completely free. Here’s an overview of what the module will cover: 

  • What sparks business disruption 
    • Understand the historical significance of highly-disruptive business technologies.
    • Learn how to identify the Trailblazers who championed their adoption.
    • See why APIs will fuel the next wave of disruption.
  • How APIs enable business disruption
    • Learn why AI, the Internet of Things, and blockchain are important technologies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
    • Understand why APIs enable the use of these technologies.
  • The potential of connected data
    • See how the value of data and functionality improves with API-led integration.
    • Learn the five key attributes of API-led connectivity.
  • How to bring an integration mindset to your company
    • Learn how to explain the Integration Trailblazer mindset.
    • See how to reimagine your end-to-end customer experience through API-led integration and partnerships.

Ready to blaze your integration trail?

Up your game and ignite your inner Integration Trailblazer by learning the basics of APIs and integrations with our brand new trail. Equip yourself to be a rockstar at the heart of your organization’s digital transformation while unlocking badges and having fun!

Learn more by going to Trailhead and completing the Integration Trailblazer trail. Every completion before August 31, 2020 unlocks a $10 contribution to the World Food Programme (up to $10,000). Spread the word to your friends and help them become rock stars in their own organizations! Share #integrationtrailblazer!